90th Birthday Decor


 As you may have read, Drew’s grandmother just celebrated her 90th birthday! 27 family members traveled to her small town of Wilson, North Carolina for 3 days of fun. Drew’s mom Janice, designed the decor for the big birthday party on Saturday night. After finding some cocktail napkins she loved, she decided on a peacock feather theme. It was a festive, colorful but elegant way to dress up Ruthmary’s beautiful home for the party. Cousin Jen of SkippingStonesPhoto.com took these stunning pictures.


A poster sized image of Ruthmary in her 20’s greeted guests in the entryway. We made her this peacock crown to wear during her birthday ceremony. The high priestess of elegance!

All the ladies in the family had a peacock touch to wear made by Janice. I think little Della Ruth stole the show with her peacock feather headband.

A gorgeous orchid arrangement and some vases of peacock feather to brighten up the rooms.

90th Birthday Cake

Frosting feathers decorated the pretty cake which had one chocolate layer and one carrot cake layer! The birthday girl had chocolate (I had both.)

Drew and I had a 90 stamp made and we stamped paper coasters from Etsy  with pretty colored inks from Paper Source. These were strewn around the house to save the furniture from condensation off champagne and bourbons. Everyone in the family contributed to the party in some way (shuttling flowers, decorating, plating appetizers, massaging the birthday girl, countless grocery store runs) making it a love filled evening she is sure to never forget.


6 Comments on 90th Birthday Decor

  1. Julie & Lauren
    September 29, 2011 at 8:10 am (12 years ago)

    This is adorable! What a chic Grandma and special celebration. XO!

  2. Sarah
    September 29, 2011 at 8:36 am (12 years ago)

    What a beautiful party!! She must have been thrilled. Way to go Janice, Lydia and Drew!

  3. Halie
    September 29, 2011 at 3:58 pm (12 years ago)

    She makes 90 look goooooood! Love the peacock theme!!!

  4. Mary Sullivan
    September 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm (12 years ago)

    What a beautiful woman Ruthmary is, and she looks so happy to have her family in her home for her 90th birthday. A beautiful fun and festive party, for a lovely lady. Lyd, I love your bangs……….

  5. Jane
    September 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm (12 years ago)

    She is such an amazing woman….you looks darling Lyd, love the blue shift and peacock earrings

  6. Greg Ellison
    October 1, 2011 at 5:22 am (12 years ago)

    ‘Really nice of you all to honor her with such a classy party. She is an amazing person. I love the theme! Please pass on best wishes to the family from us when you get a chance. You look great BTW Lyd, I love the dress -Best to you two!

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